Pachulia Projected to Average 10 FPs (#57 Center) And Meet Expectations


Ranking by ownership percentage (1%), Zaza Pachulia is expected to be the #57 center for the rest of the season. The projections have him 13 spots higher in the rankings. There could be an opportunity to acquire him while the market is still not as high on them as the projections are. Unless someone offers an even better center value, we advise you to hold on to him. He is projected for 379 fantasy points in 39 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#48) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Zaza Pachulia behind Theis and above Koufos but the projections rank Zaza Pachulia over Theis. With a better FP Total rank than Avg rank, his value will decrease once his remaining games evens out with other similarly rated players. His value could significantly increase if he was more of an offensive threat, especially from three-point range. But sharing the ball is a strength.

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Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
379 (#44) 
151 (#50) 
146 (#36) 
Assists41.1 (#25) 
Steals20 (#21) 
8 (#59)
3PT Made 
0 (#72)
29 (#36) 


If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week, Zaza Pachulia could be someone to consider. He is projected to be the #27 center the rest of week 14 and he is not starting in any league. Based on start%, Theis is expected to produce more fantasy points than Zaza Pachulia but the projections say otherwise. Zaza Pachulia should put up more fantasy points than Koufos who is ranked 1 spot below him based on start%. Given he is starting in 0% of leagues there is no market expectation for any real fantasy production in week 15.

He is projected for 27 fantasy points in week 15 (#47 C) in 3 games.

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
27 (#47) 
12 (#48) 
10.4 (#45) 
Assists3.2 (#32) 
Steals1.8 (#26) 
0.6 (#55) 
3PT Made 
0 (#65)
2.3 (#39) 

  • Based on 1/18 start percentages, Zaza Pachulia is valued behind Theis and above Koufos but the projections rank Zaza Pachulia over Theis in week 15.
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    9.4 FP @WAS9.4 FP @NO9 FP @DAL

    Zaza Pachulia last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    1/16 vs ORL14 FP, 12 FD, 14 DK15 Min, 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 77.3 TS%, 15% USG
    12/30 @ORL26 FP, 32 FD, 30 DK23 Min, 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 59.2 TS%, 13% USG
    12/28 @IND11 FP, 10 FD, 14 DK18 Min, 6 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 61.5 TS%, 18% USG
    12/26 vs WAS12 FP, 11 FD, 13 DK13 Min, 5 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 72.7 TS%, 18% USG
    12/23 vs ATL25 FP, 32 FD, 30 DK19 Min, 7 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 71.7 TS%, 11% USG


    DRAFTKINGS VALUE (1/18): Pachulia is underrated on DraftKings with a projected 11.4 DK pts (#15 among centers). At $3300 he is expected to be the #16 center. Using our calculation of expected points per dollar, Pachulia is worth $2.4K. Marcin Gortat is also priced at $3300 and is a better option at this price. Based on salary, he is expected to have 12.2 FPs, a value reached in 19 of 43 games (44%). The combined 'cover percentage' for centers priced at $4.0K and above is 49%.

    FANDUEL VALUE: Zaza Pachulia is underrated on FanDuel with a projected 10.8 FD pts (#19 among centers). He is the #20 highest priced center ($3500). Based on 1/18 salaries and projected points per dollar, Pachulia is worth $2.6K. There are 6 other options at $3500 (Pau Gasol, Marcin Gortat, Aron Baynes, Jahlil Okafor, Boban Marjanovic, Jordan Bell) and Pachulia is ranked #2 among the 7. Based on salary, he is expected to have 9.2 FPs, a value reached in 21 of 43 games (49%). The combined 'cover percentage' for centers priced at $4.0K and above is 43%.

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